The effect of exercise and physical activity after hair transplant

There is no urgent need to exercise after a hair transplant surgery. New hair needs all of your efforts. In fact, a hair transplantation is a part of a neatly prepared personal program designed to improve the overall shape of an individual’s life. It is not just a surgery aims at restoring our lost hair. The predesigned program includes exercise, losing excess weight and improving the physical condition of the person. This condition makes the nutrition factor and exercises the most important ones in completing the process. Thus, sports and nutrition factors play a role in hair loss that has been cultivated.

An integrated diet program can contribute to physical adaptation, especially when exercise is a priority for a person after a hair transplant. A program for nutrition and sports must meet the person’s needs of calories, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and proteins that help in biochemical processes and support the immune system to resist infection and support the process of growth and healing of tissues. Every cell in the body needs these nutrients, including hair follicles that produce hair and a hair growth cycle.

Effect of exercise on the patient after surgery

Hair transplant should result in scars in the scalp, and the person should take care of them and not neglect the process of recovery after the operation. Exercise is one of the factors that may affect transplanted hair, its growth, efficiency and the evolution of its life cycle.

Effects of exercise on the transplanted hair are:

Effects of exercise on biochemical processes

Exercise, especially excessive exercise, has a profound effect on the body’s vital processes and cell metabolism. It effects also on preventing the access of essential nutrients to the transplanted hair. For example, the human body after exercise including weight lifting consumes a lot of proteins and amino acids responsible for muscle building, carbohydrate responsible for energy and protein transfer of muscles. It has an effect on enzymes that accelerate the biological processes and interactions that are essential for the cells. All this has to do with muscles in exercise and reducing the supply of staples and hair growing in the main nutrients. Unlike platelets rich plasma, exercise is important for hair growth.

Several studies were conducted on random samples of men and women who had a hair transplant at close intervals. They divided a sample of 100 people equally by 50:50. A half of whom were practicing and the other half who did not exercise hard. These studies concluded that those who practiced sports after hair transplantation showed fracture and damage to some cultivated follicles, and reduced the ability of other transplanted hair to grow. The problem was in the process of healing cracks and wounds resulting from the process. It costs much time, inflammation and redness of the scalp for a long time, which hampered recovery in general. Those who stopped exercising for two to three months showed good progress in healing and recovery, and the growth of new hair was striking and healthy compared to those who exercised.

Effects of exercise on supporting the immune system

The immune system is the vital device responsible for resistance to infection and supporting hospitalization ad recovery after surgery. It has a unique relationship to blood and its image and efficiency as well as it is the controller of the efficiency of this device. This system includes many vital processes carried out by organs and cells, which help to protect the human body from diseases, toxins and harmful cells. These vital processes such as cancer cells and protect it from foreign objects. This device identifies the causes of the disease and foreign objects such as bacteria and viruses. It works to identify and destroy after distinguishing from healthy cells and tissues of the body. Food has a strong relationship with the immune system. Fruits, vegetables, and foods rich in fatty acids promote the immune system.

Stem cells produce and motivate white blood cells in the bone marrow. They are responsible for distinguishing between the tissues already present in the body and the tissues that are alien to it. Therefore, they are responsible for adapting the new hair in the new tissue containing it in the receiving area. If this adjustment is not good enough, white blood cells act on the transplantation of the new hair as a foreign object.

In the case of intensive exercise, the ability of the immune system for recovery of the required muscles will reduce the chances of the direction of the immune system. The immune system components especially those represented in white blood cells and plasma containing blood its components in the scalp and hair implanted on them.

Among those studies, we can conclude that hair implanted in people who exercise directly after hair transplantation has fewer chances of healing. The healing process for wounds based on the immune system are great in those who did not exercise. As a result, patients who left room for rest and have recovered white blood cells deal with implanted hair in the suitable hair.

Imagine that a diet deficient in basic nutrients for a while because of exercise can cause dysfunction in the transplanted hair follicles and make them more prone to damage and perhaps worse. This can be a defect of immune deficiency and expulsion of the body to cultivated bulbs. When this dysfunction occurs, the following consequences will be:

  • Impede the growth cycle
  • The inability of follicles to produce new hair
  • Temporary or permanent hair loss

Hair loss after hair transplantation is one of the causes of nutritional deficiency. It will be a result of exercise, which works to pull the food and hand muscles. It will leave the scalp need for those essential materials needed to complete the process of new hair growth. The new hair growth cycle will have some changes, where the hair that is supposed to be in a growing phase will turn to the final phase (hair rest phase). This begins hair loss abnormally early.

The cause of hair loss after exercise is an excessive exercise is the hormonal imbalance such as dysfunction of the thyroid gland. It will be the result of the general fatigue of the body, and the nervous and physical pressure resulting from exercise at this stage.


Food imbalance resulting from exercise after hair transplant


The overall goal of exercising is to get a harmonious and decent body. The person will determine to reach a specific goal and to obtain a desirable weight. It is usually the food imbalance caused by the exercise after the hair transplantation associated with hair loss for the following reasons:

Iron deficiency:

Anemia, which is a major factor in hair loss. Iron deficiency anemia is a complex process where incomplete iron absorption is an underlying cause. Indeed, exercise, especially hard sports, works to pull the iron available and necessary to complete the process of growth of new hair. Then, it will pump them to the muscles and body structure away from the scalp, causing hair loss after the operation.

Zinc deficiency:

It is completely associated with hair loss. Lack of carbohydrates and calories, especially when the patient do not eat enough lean meat protein, reduces zinc levels. Because zinc is not well absorbed and a large amount of vegetables and plant sources.

  • Biotin deficiency: It is strongly associated with hair loss as well as some abnormalities that may occur in the skin. Biotin is a B vitamin that performs many functions within the body.
  • Protein deficiency: it results from sports based on excessive muscle activity such as weight lifting and bodybuilding.

People who have the intention to exercise after hair transplantation should note the amounts of these nutrients inside the blood. They should perform the necessary medical tests from time to time to determine the availability of blood ratios. They are indispensable for the growth of hair and complete the process of recovery after surgery.

From the above, we can deduce that exercise, especially sports that require great effort will no doubt adversely affect the development of new hair. It adapts the cultivated follicles with tissues of the receiving area. Rest in the post-operation period of the reasons for the success and completeness. It is necessary to provide the effort and basic foodstuffs and guide them in full to stimulate recovery and production of new hair.

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